KU Athletes Set Records In The Classroom

June 13, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – University of Kansas student-athletes recorded their best academic performance in department history during the Spring 2004 semester, Kansas Athletics Director Lew Perkins announced Friday. KU student-athletes boasted a best-ever 2.98 grade point average, and 226 Jayhawks were named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0 or better GPA) this Spring. Twenty-three of the honorees recorded a perfect 4.0.

“We are extremely proud of the work our student-athletes have done in the classroom,” Perkins said. “These accomplishments are a credit not only to them, but also to the support they receive from our faculty and Student Support Staff.”

Leading the department last semester was the KU swimming and diving team, which achieved a team-record 3.39 GPA. KU rowing (3.39) and soccer (3.28) also achieved team-record GPAs. Men’s basketball achieved a 2.84 GPA, the third best among KU’s male teams behind golf (3.12) and track and field (2.94).

“It is always our number one priority to achieve in the classroom each semester,” head swimming and diving coach Clark Campbell said. “Our team really cares about finishing high among all varsity sports at Kansas in regards to classroom success. It is a great way to end the semester.”

The 226 Jayhawks who achieved a 3.0 or better in Spring 2004 accounted for 55 percent of the total KU student-athlete population.

Spring 2004 Kansas Athletics Team GPAs
Swimming and Diving 3.39 (new team record)
Rowing 3.32 (new team record)
Soccer 3.28 (new team record)
Women’s Track and Field 3.24
Women’s Golf 3.20
Volleyball 3.16
Men’s Golf 3.12
Men’s Track and Field 2.94
Men’s Basketball 2.84
Baseball 2.72
Tennis 2.72
Football 2.62
Softball 2.62
Women’s Basketball 2.60
* KUAC GPA = 2.98 (new record)